The purpose of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission is to encourage cultural growth in the city and to ensure that art, culture and entertainment are central elements of the quality of life for city residents. To this end, the commission will encourage the development of cultural opportunities and resources, as well as the creative, social and community benefits they provide.
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd
Surprise Progress TV: 2018 Year in Review
From new business and university growth to award-winning city programs and spectacular community events, we had a memorable 2018 here in Surprise! Check out this ‘Year in Review’ episode of Surprise Progress TV for a look back at some of our biggest stories!
While the property tax rate for FY16 is maintained at $0.7591 per $100 of assessed valuation, home valuations have increased. Home valuations are set by the Maricopa County Assessor. On average, property valuations have increased by 2.6% over last year, resulting in a like increase in the amount levied.
City offices closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 for holidays; trash / recycling schedule change
Surprise, AZ (December 18, 2018) City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Tuesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day both the week of Christmas and New Year’s. There will be no collection on December 25 or January 1. Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday; Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday; Thursday collection will occur on Friday.
Please note that not all City of Surprise residents are City of Surprise trash and recycling customers and, therefore, may not experience a change in pickup service. Please check with your service provider.
It has been brought to our attention that council members do not take the same Oath of Office, we are also told that they must by statute take a loyalty oath.
E. In addition to any other form of oath or affirmation specifically provided by law for an officer or employee, before any officer or employee enters upon the duties of the office or employment, the officer or employee shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
State of Arizona, County of ______________ I, _____________________
(type or print name)
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of ______________________ (name of office) ________________________ according to the best of my ability, so help me God (or so I do affirm).
(signature of officer or employee)
F. For the purposes of this section, “officer or employee” means any person elected, appointed or employed, either on a part-time or full-time basis, by this state or any of its political subdivisions or any county, city, town, municipal corporation, school district, public educational institution or any board, commission or agency of any county, city, town, municipal corporation, school district or public educational institution.
It appears that A.R.S #38-231 has been diminished in the city’s oath of office.
The City of Surprise Municipal Property Corporation (MPC) is able to finance capital infrastructure. It is an “affiliate” of the City and exists under laws provided by the State of Arizona. The primary role of the Board is to authorize debt issues to finance capital infrastructure or refinance existing debt.
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Commission Members: Kevin Brucher Term Expires: 06/30/2019 Doc Sullivan 03/13/2021 Ken Wright 03/13/2017
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HISTORY, PAST COUNCILMAN Cliff Elkins has a proven track record of open and honest government (wrong) he start calling everybody cave people who asked questions. Cliff Elkins is the one that has a problem with his age and his service time. At first he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps, now he is […]
SOS GROUP MY RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE ON ANOTHER BLOG. THAT CLIFF ELKINS WAS A STAND UP GUY TO COME IN DURING THE RECALL IS A MISREPRESENTATION OF THE FACTS. CLIFF ELKINS WAS A MEMBER OF WHAT WAS KNOWN AS THE S.O.S. THIS GROUP LED BY LYNN TRUITT WERE BEHIND ALL OF THE RECALLS, […]
City of Surprise Abbott will fill the vacancy left by departing Surprise Fire-Medical Chief Michael White, who is retiring after 10 years as Chief. Abbott will begin May 12, Hillman says. He will earn $140,000 per year. The consultant also studied the City’s wastewater and solid waste operations and recommended no increases in these areas […]
Candidate Update 5/14/ Listed in order of filing: Mayor, James Samuelsom Richard Jenkins – Filed Petition Today 8:00 a.m. Martha Bails Anthony Messina Bob Vukanovich – Filed Petion Today 9:00a.m.Lyn Truitt Joan Shafer New—- Cliff Elkins District 3 John Williams – Filed Petition Today 8:30a.m. Article 9 10. Aid of church, private or sectarian school, […]